Skifta Brings DLNA Streaming to iOS Devices for Free

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If you don’t have an Apple TV, but other connected devices like home theaters or DVD players or even game consoles, then you’ve probably come across DNLA. DLNA is the alternative to AirPlay that everyone else in the tech world uses and it’s pretty frustrating that Apple devices just won’t play ball (easily) with DLNA. Qualcomm Atheros wants to change that with Skifta as free iOS app that lets your iDevice connect and stream to DLNA/UPnP devices on your network.

I’ll have to reconnect my home theater to the network to test this out, but if the description and early reviews match this:

Description

Skifta for iOS is a software app that combines media shifting with DLNA/UPnP and lets you play your digital music, photos and videos on connected devices anywhere – no wires, no downloading. Control digital media on your phone, from the Internet, or remotely from home, and stream it over WiFi to your TV, PS3 or stereo. Check out more at www.skifta.com.

DescriptionSkifta for iOS is a software app that combines media shifting with DLNA/UPnP and lets you play your digital music, photos and videos on connected devices anywhere – no wires, no downloading. Control digital media on your phone, from the Internet, or remotely from home, and stream it over WiFi to your TV, PS3 or stereo. Check out more at www.skifta.com.

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The promo video looks promising as well:

I’m interested in the whole from “the cloud or computer” aspect to this system. There are installers for Windows, Mac, and Linux on the Skifta site, so it could be worth a shot. Sure beats copying files to a USB stick to put on my home theater.

We’ll give it a shot and see how it fairs…

HT: Cult of Mac.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.chambers.397948 Chris Chambers

    It will stream photos from my iPhone to my lg TV but skifta app won’t see the videos or music stores on my phone anyone know why? Have had same problem with similar apps

  • Magzime

    Great, the app crashes after ±5 seconds… Can’t do anything with it :(
    I’ll try reinstalling it.

  • gucascante@gmail.com

    Use Media Connect instead of Skifta, works better and requires less configuration…

  • http://www.facebook.com/zeilerjason Jason Zeiler

    Fusion Stream is another good option for DLNA on the iPhone

  • http://www.facebook.com/stephen.kennard Steve Kennard

    I use plex to stream to my Roku box, yes im sorry but the Apple Tv just don’t cut it, its missing to many formats, Anyway Plex works great and its a super server, I also use the plex app on the iPhone and iPad, all works great and a total doodle to set up.

  • Jim

    This is crap. It did not work on PS3. How about trying apps first before pumping them?

  • Numbers3134

    Orb has been doing this with their iOS app for 4 years and works much better.

  • Laurnzo

    Ive been using Twonky beam has been out for a while for ios and works good. Try it out for free.

  • drmaddy

    Skifta useless for videos frm iphone,.. works only with songs n photos